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WATER UNITE TO RAISE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM BOTTLED WATER TO HELP END WATER POVERTY AND PLASTIC POLLUTION

On World Water Day 2018, partners in a new global investment fund for water will unveil Water Unite – a purpose-driven brand uniting individuals and companies against water poverty and plastic pollution.  Participating partners in Water Unite are harnessing fast-growing revenues from bottled water sales, directing around 1 cent per litre to the Water Unite fund.    Founding partners include Co-Op UK, with discussions underway with other major retailers and bottled water pro...

March 22, 2018

FORMER AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER CONVENES BOTTLED WATER CHIEFS TO DISCUSS GLOBAL INVESTMENT FUND FOR WATER

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Chair of the Sanitation and Water for All partnership, has hosted a meeting of some of the world’s major bottled water brands and retailers to discuss a new global investment fund for water. Based on the concept of directing one cent per litre from bottled water sales, the fund has the potential to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to fight water poverty across the developing world and tackle plastic pollution head on. As well as leaders of majo...

April 18, 2017

CO-OP UK TO BE PIONEER PARTNER IN WATER UNITE

The Co-op UK already donates money from the sales of its own-label bottled water, but will extend its commitment to donate a penny per litre from all branded water it sells across its 2,600 stores in the UK to contribute to the initiative. Steve Murrells, Group Chief Executive, Co-op, said: “For over ten years, the Co-op has championed the need to invest in water sanitation and hygiene projects in countries such as Kenya and Malawi. “Water Unite is an exciting new initiative which has the po...

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